- Rainforests offer hospitable climatic conditions to support huge population of animals. Explain how.
- Explain with examples how animals have adapted themselves to overcome the competition for food and shelter in the rainforests.
- Tropical rainforests are located near the equator. This region receives appropriate amount of rainfall throughout the year. It remains frost-free and warm all year long, with temperatures between 70° and 85°F with very little daily fluctuation. Because of continuous warmth and rain, this region supports wide variety of plants and animals.
- Monkeys, apes, gorillas, lions, tigers, elephants, leopards, lizards, snakes, birds and insects are the animals commonly found in tropical rainforests. To overcome the competition for food and shelter, some animals are adapted to get food which is not easily reachable. Example, red-eyed frog has developed sticky pads on its feet to help to climb trees on which it lives. Toucan bird possesses a long, large beak which helps it to reach the fruits on branches which are otherwise too weak to support its weight.